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Old man on a park bench

We were driving through Burwash over the weekend and somehow, for the first time, noticed this. Yup, it’s a bronze Rudyard Kipling on a park bench. It’s well done, too.

Burwash is where Kipling’s last home was. Bateman’s. I’ve posted about it many times. It’s one of our favorite National Trust days out, though we haven’t been in a while. We quit the NT after the year of the ‘everyone is gay’ – a dual membership was getting on for £100 anyway.

Burwash itself is a pretty little village. Imagine driving through it so many times and never noticing this.

I’m sure that plaque to the left tells more about the statue, but this is Uncle B’s photo. I was too lazy to get out of the car and cross the street.


Comment from BJM
Time: June 1, 2022, 9:17 pm

GMTA…I was going to quote Peachy reading “If” yesterday but got seduced by Connery’s voice. Kipling and Robert W. Service are among my favs…I’ve always been a sucker for ripping yarns. They don’t make ’em like that anymore.

Comment from Carl
Time: June 1, 2022, 10:44 pm

In 1976 l bought ,Mrs Carl life membership of the National Trust as a Christmas present. One of my best ever investments. It cost £50. Today it would cost £1,730.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: June 2, 2022, 12:49 am

Thanks to DJT, every US national park is now free to veterans.

Comment from JC
Time: June 2, 2022, 2:46 am

Mandatory Jethro Tull ref.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: June 2, 2022, 1:09 pm

Change here for Winchester, Ashuelot, Nashua, Keene, and stations on the Fitchburg road.

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